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Apr 9, 2020

While so many of us are working from home, helping our children with schoolwork and generally trying to adapt to our normal lives being upended by the COVID-19 situation, today’s guest says it’s critically important to forgive ourselves for not being able to do everything – important for our mental health and for our family’s health. And as our family members all cope with the situation differently, offering patience, forgiveness will make this time better – as will helping children participate in responsibilities around the house.

Guest for this episode:

Dr. Bradford Wiles’ program of research focuses on building resilience and health in vulnerable families. Specifically, he uses a collaborative model of applied developmental research and outreach, focusing his efforts on providing rural, low-income, ethnically and racially diverse families with young children with the knowledge, skills, and decision-making strategies to make a difference in their lives. His vision is to reach all families with young children and assist them in applying research-based practices in the domains of, early childhood brain development, emergent literacy, physical health and activity, and smart phone and tablet screen time. In addition, his efforts also focus on providing vulnerable families to access to healthcare and quality, affordable child care.

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The Extension Files is a product of K-State Research and Extension, which is Kansas State University’s outreach and education system. We have an office in every one of Kansas’ 105 counties.

The goal for K-State Research and Extension is to be everyday Kansans’ trusted source for relevant, unbiased research and information to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.

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